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Volume 44, Number 10
Looking for summer treats? Here are more than 150 of the best people, places, and things to do. Plus—readers pick their favorites.
Cover illustration by Rod Little.
Its name is in lights on movie marquees. On the Mall, its new leader has been looking over his 137 million props and getting ready for his close-up. By Susan Baer.
For years, DC police have mishandled evidence that could have put killers behind bars. Now they’re making progress, but how do you solve a ten-year-old murder? By Brendan L. Smith.
Mental illness can take a big toll. Here’s what’s helpful to know about the warning signs and finding good care—including a guide to the area’s most respected therapists. By Dana Scarton.
Where & When Sunset serenades at the zoo . . . Fringe Festival is back . . . Merce Cunningham dancers at Wolf Trap . . . Hip-hop times two . . . A Mount Vernon Fourth.
Patriot Games Photos where the red-white-and-blue makes its way into our hearts.
“I Couldn’t Give Up on These Guys” Forty soldiers died defending Washington. Finding out who they were became a park ranger’s mission.
Steals on the Shore The beach house you’ve always wanted may now be much more affordable.
Returning to her Roots A gardener sows seeds of opportunity.